Kaoru Abe & Sabu Toyozumi —
Mannyoka ... CD No Business (Lithuania), 1978. New Copy ...
Fiercely improvised work from the duo of Kaoru Abe on soprano and sopranino saxophone – and Sabu Toyozumi on drums and percussion! On "Song For Mithue Totozumi", the pair jump right into the fray – with Abe spinning out these incredible lines with effortless ease – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio & Alexander Von Schlippenbach —
Field ... CD No Business (Lithuania), 2021. New Copy ...
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The album's a very open field of improvisation – served up here by a great lineup that has the piano of Alexander Von Schlippenbach joining the trio of Rodrigo Amado on tenor, Miguel Mira on cello, and Gabriel Ferrandini on drums! Although a guest, Schlippenbach makes his presence instantly ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The title definitely lives up to the sound of the record – a really loose, free session from a quartet that includes strong work from both trumpeter Peter Evans and tenorist Rodrigo Amado – the latter of whom leads the group! All tracks are long, and build with a nice degree of energy ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Derek Bailey & Mototeru Takagi —
Live At Farout ... CD No Business (Lithuania), 1987. New Copy ...
Two sharp-edged players, coming together here in a wonderful set of live improvisations – Derek Bailey on guitar and Mototero Takagi on alto sax – each working as if they've understood each others special qualities through years of performing together on stage! Bailey's strings have a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Wonderful work from two players who've just gotten better and better over the decades – both musicians who've made a huge impression from the late 70s onward, but who also continue to grow and refine their ideas as the years go on! This set features beautiful duets recorded at the Rubin ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A fantastic testament to the slow-burning spiritual genius of Marion Brown – a player who sometimes got eclipsed in an era of bigger avant personalities, but who really gets to showcase his talents in a spare setting like this! The live performance pairs Brown's alto with the piano of Dave ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Adam Caine/Adam Lane/Bob Lanzetti/Billy Mintz —
Transmissions ... CD No Business (Lithuania), 2020. New Copy ...
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Adam Caine has lots of sounds in his bag here – work that varies not just as he switches between electric guitar, electric bass, and synthesizer – but which also brings out a range of different qualities on each instrument! The approach is a bit hard to describe, but is not that far ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Francois Carrier/Masayo Koketsu/Daisuke Fuwa/Takashi Itani —
Japan Suite ... CD No Business (Lithuania), 2020. New Copy ...
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Not a suite as in the sense that you might guess from the title – nothing composed, no overarching master idea – as instead the set features a series of improvisations all recorded in Saitama – featuring a group with both Francois Carrier and Masayo Koketsu on alto saxes, plus ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A real lost chapter of 70s genius from reedman John Carter – a set done after his better-known recordings with Bobby Bradford, in a style that's much more spacious overall! The material features a trio – with Carter on both soprano sax and clarinet, both instruments he plays with an ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A pair of albums from this lesser-known German improv group from the start of the 70s – two rare albums that are as free as their name, and which were both initially pressed in small runs of just a few hundred copies! The quartet have a surprisingly lyrical approach to their music at times ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The title here is very well-put – as this 5CD set is a rare glimpse into the creative process of a master improviser – as it follows Joel Futterman over the space of five different sessions, each on an individual – working on both piano and curved soprano saxophone, in a series of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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Frank Gratkowski/Achim Kaufmann/Wilbert De Joode/Tony Buck —
Flatbosc & Cautery ... CD No Business (Lithuania), 2018. New Copy ...
Reedman Frank Gratkowski always has a way of making unusual sounds from his familiar instruments – in this case, alto, clarinets, and flutes – and his energy on the record is really matched by the other three performers, who improvise with Frank in a loft in Germany with a spirit that's ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Solo bass from the great Barry Guy – titled after the painting Comet, by Albert Irving – an image which graces the cover of the record – but served up here in a style of sound that's completely Barry's own! The music has that mindblowing quality that Guy can hit when he's really ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
We're not entirely sure if the set was recorded underground, but there's definitely a sense of resonance that comes through in the performance – this echoey space that just seems to further intertwine the improvisations of the members of the group! Katarsis4 is an all-horn group – with ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Keys & Screws (Thomas Borgmann/Jan Roder/Willi Kellers) —
Some More Jazz ... LP No Business (Lithuania), 2020. New Copy ...
The first record we've seen under the name of Keys & Screws, but a set that features work from reedman Thomas Borgmann – a player who always catches our ears, and who turns out some wonderful music here on tenor, soprano sax, and a toy melodica! Borgmann has this way of delivering a line ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Andrew Lamb/Tom Abbs/Michael Wimberley/Guillermo B —
Rhapsody In Black ... CD No Business (Lithuania), 2008. New Copy ...
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Andrew Lamb is billed as "The Black Lamb" here – a nice nickname, given the earthy quality of the set! The group's got two percussionists at its core – Michael Wimberly and Guillermo E Brown – both players with different energies that help expand the roots of the record ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Here's a group who really earn their name – as the quintet features four bassists and one tuba, all coming together in some beautifully bottom-heavy sounds! The group is led by bassist Szilard Mezei, who works with other bassists who include Ervin Malina, Erno Hock, and Zolta Czanyi – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The core trio here steps out on their own at first, and are then augmented by work from the Lithuanian Young Composers Orchestra – an added quartet who really bring an intensity to the performance! Well, maybe that intensity is already there – but slightly muted – as the guitar ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bitches Brew is the club, not the sound of the music – a night spot in Yokohama where European reedman Liudas Mockunas improvised these performances in the company of a range of different Japanese players! The lineup shifts with each track, as do the horns handled by Mockunas – who ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A fantastic lost legacy in European free improvisation – the complete works of a group who were first known as Modern Jazz Quintet Karlsruhe, then later as Fourmenonly – presented here in a beautiful 3CD set! First up is the album Trees – issued on a small label in 1968, but a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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Sunny Murray/Bob Dickey/Robert Andreano —
Homework ... LP Super Secret Sound/No Business (Lithuania), 1994. New Copy (reissue)...
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Drummer Sunny Murray really hit some wonderfully subtle, sensitive moments in the later years of his career – as you'll definitely hear here, working in a trio with Robert Andreano on guitar and Bob Dickie on bass! Both of the string players use their instruments in ways that are often ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rare 70s live work from Japanese trumpeter Itaru Oki – a player who also delivers some wonderful flute work on this set, which features five long improvisations with a very cool combo, recorded on a single night in 1975! The tracks have a spiritual current that almost echoes some of the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
This longstanding trio of musical partners really sounds wonderful here – attuned to the strengths and subtleties of each member – and able to open up with a beautiful sense of flow on the extended live improvisation on the set! All three musicians have always had as much of an ear for ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The core RED trio works here with a very expanded lineup – one that turns their smaller-format free jazz into the mode of an improvising orchestra – all in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the trio! The group features Rodrigo Pinheiro on piano, Hernani Faustino on bass, and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Mindblowing music from the great Sam Rivers – and, like the other albums in this essential Archive Series, a performance that appears on record for the first time ever! The set has Rivers working on a live date in Italy from 1981 – really spinning things out in ways that recall some of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A fantastic lost slice of work from reedman Sam Rivers – recorded at a point when he was really able to let loose and go for a long stretch of a time – and with a mode that's a bit similar to his better-known late 70s recordings for the Circle label! Some of the elements here are the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Unissued work from the fantastic Sam Rivers – a live date recorded in Germany in 1979, with a vibe that's somewhere in the territory of Sam's late 70s albums for the Circle label with Joe Daley – but handled here in a nicely different way! Daley is in the group on euphonium and tuba, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A searing live performance from Sam Rivers – never issued before, and recorded as one non-stop improvisation with a really amazing trio! Rivers plays tenor, soprano, flute, and piano – and the record is a great example of the constantly creative energy that he can bring to the fold ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith in his best sort of setting – working in an openly creative space for improvisation, one that has Smith not only shaping things majestically with his lines on trumpet – but also making some nice shifts to other instrumentation too! Drummer Sabu Toyozumi is a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A beautifully reed-heavy set – given that the group's a quartet, with only Shota Koyama on drums, alongside work from Mototeru Takagi on tenor, Nao Takeuchi on tenor, Susumu Kongo on alto – and both of the last two players on flute and bass clarinet as well! Takagi's got these rich, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
It's almost impossible to describe the vibe of this one in words – as the set's got this style of improvisation that's very unique – angular and modern, but also warmly melodic in its own sort of way! The group features Masayuki Jojo Takayanagi on guitar, Nobuyoshi Ino on bass, and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
John Tchicai/Cecil McBee/Garrison Fewell/Charlie K —
Tribal Ghost ... LP No Business (Lithuania), 2013. New Copy ...
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The set's got a really beautiful sound – one that comes from the ringing guitar tones of Garrison Fewell, and the twin reeds of John Tchicai and Charlie Kohlhase – each of whom plays in a different channel of the recording! This approach gives the record a great sense of space from the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Threadbare (Jason Stein/Ben Cruz/Emerson Hunton) —
Silver Dollar ... CD No Business (Lithuania), 2020. New Copy ...
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There's few folks who can handle a bass clarinet with the dynamic of Jason Stein – and here, as a member of the Threadbare trio, he really demonstrates his power on the instrument! For reedmen of an older avant jazz era, the bass clarinet was sometimes the instrument they would use for ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A rare self-released set by an obscure group of German improvisers – one who definitely deliver the "total music" promised in their name, given the fullness of the sound on each of the album's side-long tracks! We're not sure we've encountered most of these players in other ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Sabu Toyozumi/Mats Gustafsson —
Hokusai ... CD No Business (Lithuania), 2018. New Copy ...
Reedman Mats Gustafsson seems to be able to improvise with just about anyone – really shifting his sound and his spirit to match the moment, which is definitely the case here in a set of duets with drummer Sabu Toyozumi! There's a spaciousness here that's very different than some of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Sabu Toyozumi/Mats Gustafsson —
Hokusai ... LP No Business (Lithuania), 2018. New Copy ...
Reedman Mats Gustafsson seems to be able to improvise with just about anyone – really shifting his sound and his spirit to match the moment, which is definitely the case here in a set of duets with drummer Sabu Toyozumi! There's a spaciousness here that's very different than some of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nate Wooley/Liudas Mockunas/Barry Guy/Arkadijus Gotesmanas —
Nox ... LP No Business (Lithuania), 2021. New Copy ...
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A masterful set of improvisations from a quartet who can move at so many different levels and speeds – sometimes very spacious and sensitive, other times with a ferocity that shows that they've really found their footing together as a unit! Nate Wooley is on trumpet, and is often at his best ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album